Although this might seem like a rather odd subject to be chatting about on a bacon lover food blog, it is something I have given a lot of thought to. Whereas in the past, there was maybe one or two TVs in a house, besides any in bedrooms; nowadays, in some people’s homes there are TVs in every single room. This is thanks to flat screen technology and better quality portable TV sets being available at more affordable prices.
My issue is that we have media in our faces at all times of the day, whether it’s on your mobile phone or tablet, your laptop or computer at work and school or just simply the radio or TV at various public places; wouldn’t it be nice to have one place, at the very least one place where there is no direct access to media of any sort.
That is when I am being all return-to-basics and preachy. Other days I think it would be quite nice to have a smaller television in the kitchen, so when I am eating my breakie in the morning I can catch-up with the news and sport before getting on with the day.
I think if I personally had to have a television in my kitchen I would have to find somewhere where it was visible and easily viewable, but not anywhere where it would take up too much space or obstruct the look and feel of the kitchen.
I like the idea of having a breakfast bar and perhaps having one wall mounted above that, then it’s up and out of the way and no worktop space is needlessly wasted on it.
Perhaps something along the lines of this –
Though I don’t know if I will ever be able to afford a kitchen of that size, you can see what I am getting at.
Another option would be to have something like this http://www.housetohome.co.uk/kitchen/picture/kitchen-tv
A special drop down unit that includes a TV and DVD player, which I think looks cool and also saves space on the worktops. This would give any kitchen a nice modern feel to it, even if I wanted it to have an overall country or retro kitchen theme. It would also mean that when I wasn’t watching the TV and busy doing something else that I could just flip it up and then it’s out of the way and saves space.
What do you think readers? As there is likely to be some time before I get my new house and I have no idea what that kitchen would look like, I am all ears as to your opinions on the subject. Kitchen in the TV or not? If yes, then where?